achebe a better propher than

Why the writer of this article sets out with Ernest Hemmingway to make his point I do not know. There are many more writers with a different perspective. In the West (or better : North) there are writers who have put on a prophetic cloack. Think of the French writer Emile Zola, who wrote his ” J’accuse” to talk about a political and racial issue in France in the 19th century.

And why do we need a northern writer to make our point? Do not we have points of our own? 

So what about a prophetic cloack for the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe? Did it fit him? Or do we want to clothe him with the clothes we like?

Read this article by a CEO of a publishing house.  

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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